The Friends & Fiction summer schedule of guest authors is out. It’s an incredible line-up of writers joining us on Friends & Fiction. If you haven’t tuned in to our weekly Wednesday, 7PM ET live stream on Facebook, you’re missing out! Friends & Fiction is five bestselling authors and friends–me and Patti Callahan Henry, Mary…

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      We have big news for Friends & Fiction! This summer, we have special guests. Join us Wednesday, June 3rd to help us welcome Kristin Hannah. She’s the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the international blockbuster The Nightingale. Friends and Fiction is a weekly Facebook Live event…

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  SPECIAL DAY This photo marks a special day. The official launch of my new summer novel, ON OCEAN BOULEVARD and the date of the first reported sea turtle nest of the 2020 season on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina.   TURTLE LADY This is amazing for a few reasons. The Isle of Palms…

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  The Friends and Fiction weekly chat is a Facebook Live happy hour every Wednesday, 7 PM ET. It’s a highlight of my week! The ritual of logging onto my laptop to connect with readers and my writer friends Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, and Kristy Woodson Harvey is uplifting.  The weekly…

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  Beach reading season feels more important than ever. With social distancing rules still in place and many beaches still closed to the public, I’ve had many readers tell me their annual beach trips are canceled or postponed this year. “I really need your book to take me away to the beach” That comment on…

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It is the Ides of March.  Most of us are beginning to voluntarily self- isolate/quarantine ourselves and our families in hopes of containing the disease COVID-19, AKA: the coronavirus. I am so sorry for my fellow authors who have had to cancel their appearances. My apologies to all my April events that I cancelled. We…

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  The annual Wild Dunes Author Series raised a record-setting amount of money– more than $8000 –for the local literacy organization Reading Partners South Carolina. Also newsworthy, we have already set the date for the 2021 event. Keep reading for details! More than 350 people attended the January 19th event “Wild Dunes Presents: A Conversation…

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When people are decorating their front porches with pumpkins, that means I’m deep into my annual tradition … story-writing mode. For weeks, I’ve been holed up in my office working on a new novel. Today I’m excited to share my new book announcement with you, along with a few important notes to share. SEASON OF…

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Hearts across the Lowcountry of South Carolina and beyond broke–mine included–when the news hit. The deaths of my friends and fellow writers Dorothea Benton Frank and Anne Rivers Siddons. Their passings were only days apart from each other.   I was honored to be asked by Garden & Gun Magazine to write an essay with…

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  As we enter the thick of the Atlantic hurricane season, our first serious, threatening storm approaches the Southeastern coast. Are you ready for hurricane season? Is your “go pack” ready? I have tips to help you be ready to evacuate ahead of a major storm. Hurricane Dorian is strengthening in the Atlantic Ocean, fed…

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